Appraisal of Quality of Pharmacology Lecture Class of MBBS Programme in Four Private Medical Schools of Bangladesh

Md Zakirul , Islam and Salam, Abdus and Mosaddek, Abu Syed Md. and Rahman, Md. Faizur and Rozario, Rini Juliet and Iftekhar, AF Md Hassan and Jahan, Iffat and Dali, Wan Putri Elena Wan and Anantrao, Nadiger Hanumant and Haque , Mainul (2015) Appraisal of Quality of Pharmacology Lecture Class of MBBS Programme in Four Private Medical Schools of Bangladesh. International Medical Journal, Japan, 22 (4). pp. 318-323. ISSN 1341-2051

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Introduction: Didactic Lectures are perhaps, the most commonly used and 'Oldest teaching' method. They are one of the efficient ways to disseminate 'Theories, ideas, and facts' to the students. Currently educational connoisseurs throughout the world believe that didactic lecture is no more an operational way of teaching and knowledge transfer to students especially in medical schools. Bangladesh currently has 77 medical schools throughout the country. These schools have a unique curriculum developed by the Government of Bangladesh. As in many countries this curriculum is still exclusively dependent on lecture based teaching methods. The driving force of this study was to evaluate students perception about lecture class. Methods: This is a cross sectional study with anonymous self-applied questionnaire. Medical students who participated in the study enjoyed total freedom to refuse. Results: Out of 612 total study population of Year-III and IV, 536 responded leading to over 87% of study population participating in current study. Among 536 study participants 236 (44%) were male and rest 300 (56%) were female. Eighty-two percent (439) of current study population pronounced either strongly agree (SA) or agree (A) that lectures have met the criteria regarding organization of lecture materials. Seventy-nine percent (424) either strongly agree or agree that their facilitators met the objectives of the lecture class. Conclusions: Although current study finds many positive things about the quality of lecture class in Bangladesh, educational researchers suggest 'definitely newer teaching methods would be more helpful than the traditional curriculum with didactic lectures'. Concerned authorities must take initiative to do more in depth research in this regard to produce more holistic doctors for Bangladesh and rest of the world.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: lecture-class, medical science, evaluation
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 06:40

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